Paperback. Pub Date :1967-01-01 Pages: 165 Language: English Publisher: Free Press The general topic of this volume is education on its intellectual side One main idea runs through the various chapters. and is illustrated in them from many points. . of view It can be stated briefly thus: The students are alive. and the purpose of education is to stimulate and guide their self-development It follows as a corollary from this premiss. that the teachers also should be alive with living thoughts.. The whole book is a protest against dead knowledge. that is to say. against inert ideas. The separate chapters have. with the exception of Chapter IX. been delivered as addresses at various conferences of educational bodies and of scientific societies. They are the outcome of practical experience. reflections on the practice of education and some criticisms on the meaning of the topics ...